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Giveaway: Avery Dennison School Supplies & Box Tops for Education

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 18, 2009 · 352 comments

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Now that school's back in session, the focus has shifted to helping our schools raise money to afford new supplies, equipment and programs to provide better education for our kids! This year, Avery Dennison has partnered with Box Tops for Education, and Avery school supplies now include coupons to clip and turn in to your school to be redeemed for cash.

Avery Dennison sent me this great gift basket of products so I can share my thoughts on them, plus I get to give the same basket away to one of my readers! I wish I could say I'm an organized person, but I subscribe more to the organized chaos theory. However, products like these inspire me to file things away in a more orderly manner. I enjoyed sorting and filing and labeling my papers with Avery's easy-to-use systems. Now if only I could keep them that way!

And who could resist the handy tote it was all packaged in? I have baskets and totes like these all over the house to corral all of our stuff. We have far more "stuff" than we actually need, but that's a project best tackled when I give these crutches the boot. Anyone want to help?

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a back-to-school prize package (worth over $50!) full of Avery Dennison school and office supplies, including: Hi-Liters, labels, GlueStics, binders, dividers, sheet protectors, Marks-a-Lot permanent markers, and t-shirt transfers!

To enter, share your favorite way to get involved at your kids' schools! Do you volunteer in the classroom? Coordinate the bookfair? Help with fundraising?


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me how you are involved at your kids' schools. What is your favorite volunteer activity?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) Avery Dennison School and Office Supply Package, as described above

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 9/22. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Julie September 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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2 Carol September 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Dear Tara, I am a mom of three and we home educate our children here in Las Vegas. So....I am involved in every aspect of their education. I help them choose their focus for the semester, prepare daily schedules, purchase books & materials, help them choose & sign up for sports and community activities. We are always watching the dollar so any extra help we can get we are grateful for! Thanks for your great money saving site. I use it all the time!

3 Melissa September 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I volunteer to read!

4 Melissa September 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I am a subscriber!

5 Angie September 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I often help out with the fundraising at school.

6 Angie September 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I'm an email subscriber!

7 Shamara September 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I am trying all the time to create new ways to educate children. I am a nanny and help raise 3 boys varying in ages from 2-9. I also have a 3 nephews and 1 niece who come stay with my Husband and I on the Air Force Base for the summer. Any new ideas and materials we could use to further their ever-expanding minds is so helpful!

8 Krisi September 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I volunteer in the classroom 1 hour every other week (sharing with another mom with a little one).

9 Vicky September 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Hi! I am very active in my child's education. Sadly, when he moves onto a new class, I have trouble leaving his "old" teacher! He is now in the fifth grade and I still spend time volunteering in his second grade teacher's classroom! His school closed when he finished third grade, and the teachers went to various schools in our district. I don't know what I would do if they were all in one school! I have loved being involved in each of their classrooms. I am a teacher "wanna be", so often times I am permitted to teach a special lesson. I adore Social Studies and Language Arts. It is so wonderful to see the children I have helped master new skills, and my son loves knowing that I am at his school even if I am not in his classroom.

10 nicole lefevre September 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I would love to win those supplies, as a I teacher I go through supplies like crazy.

11 Hazel September 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I subscribed via RSS!

12 Bri Clark September 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

As a mother of four children who go to five different schools I can't be everywhere. I have one in high school, one in jr high, on in elementary and one in prek and headstart. So to stay involved (thanks to couponing) I clip boxtops, provide salt from my food storage for home made playdough, volunteer in the lunch room occasionally and speak in careers on how I do jobs from home. And I'm obsessively organized and I'm drooling over this basket.

13 Maria September 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I love going to and volunteering at sporting events. He is still young enough where it's fun and not competitive ;-)

14 Valerie September 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

Already a subscriber

15 Ellen Lopes September 21, 2009 at 12:58 am

I like to give extras for the teacher at the beginning of the year. Tissues, sanitary wipes, that sort of thing :-)

16 Christie September 21, 2009 at 9:05 am

I'm an email subscriber already.

17 Donna September 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

I am an email subscriber.

18 Donna September 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

I help out with fundraising at my son's school. Thanks for this opportunity!!

19 esther September 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

i do not have kids yet, but i'm involved in my church's children ministry. I teach in children worship, mostly with the group of children in between 2-6. I often give out school supply, treats to the kids and to the church for future use. I am very happy when I see them happy!

20 esther September 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

i am already a subscriber via RSS feed. Thanks for all your tips and generosity!

21 kevin moy September 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

i get involved with kids through christmas shoebox. This is an effort to give out gifts to children in other poor countries. We make our own shoebox, wrap them with gifts, toys, school supply, personal care items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, etc. It's nice to share what God has give us with other kids.

22 kevin moy September 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

i am already a subscriber in RSS feed.

23 Candace September 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

I love to volunteer at my kids school. I like to help behind the scenes with fundraising projects. also, this year I joined the PTA since this is my daughter's first year of high school.

24 Joyce J. September 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

Already a subscriber

25 denisse September 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Helping at field trips!

26 denisse September 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I subscribe via email!

27 denisse September 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I am a member of the forum

28 Stella September 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I just subscibed via e-mail. My niece and nephew could really use these supplies for school.

29 Amy in CO September 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

This would be a wonderful item for my kids for school!

30 Amy in CO September 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Oh yeah, and I am an existing forum member! :o)

31 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I home-educate my kids, so I guess you could say I volunteer for EVERYTHING! : ) They're little, though, so it's more like playing than work.

32 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I subscribe via RSS.

33 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I'm a DSM forum member.

34 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I have your button at

35 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I volunteer when they have parties or for just about anything!I'm a big supporte dof the sports programs and help out with that a lot. My daughter just graduated in May and i was on the Grad Night committee!

36 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

subscribe via email

37 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm

registered on the forums

38 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I do alot of volunteering at both of my children's schools.

39 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed.

40 lj57 September 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I would be so excited to get a basket of school supplies! I miss not "going back to school".

41 Catherine Hill September 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I love to cook. So I have provided breakfast for Teacher Appreciation and Christmas spreads for Christmas along with a small token for each teacher for the school (small private school) just so they know they are appreciated. I also had my son create his own gifts for them and tried to make the gifts completely about them and no the classroom (Bath and Body Works items, jewelry, etc)

42 lj57 September 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I like to help in the class room when ever I can

43 Cynthia September 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I am an RSS subscriber

44 Cynthia September 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I am not volunteering just yet, but I'm hoping to help out during lunch as a monitor. I'm really excited about being at school with my son.

Thanks for the giveaway!

45 Ang September 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I am an email subscriber!

46 Ang September 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I am a member of your forums!

47 Ang September 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I get involved as much as possible. I always volunteer to chaperon field trips, bring treats for parties, or just let the teachers know I am available if they need me for something!

48 piffamy September 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I bake cupcakes on like every holiday. Including St. Patricks day cupcakes complete with green icing.

49 Anita September 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I bake goodies for the PTA bake sale and my son and I sell raffle tickets for the beautiful baskets that each class makes for fundraising to aid in free school field trips and activities.

50 Anita September 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Just subscribed to email updates. Thanks!

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